US Patent No. 9,780,723

TERMINAL FOR SOLAR JUNCTION BOX


Patent No. 9,780,723
Issue Date October 03, 2017
Title Terminal For Solar Junction Box
Inventorship Charles Raymond Gingrich, III, Mechanicsburg, PA (US)
Matthew Edward Mostoller, Hummelstown, PA (US)
Assignee TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, Berwyn, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,780,723

1. A solar junction box for a solar panel having at least one photovoltaic cell and a foil electrically connected to the at
least one cell, the solar junction box comprising:
a housing having a base and walls defining a cavity, the housing being configured to be mounted to the solar panel, the base
having at least one foil opening;

a protection device received in the cavity;
a terminal received in the cavity, the terminal having a protection device contact terminated to the protection device, the
terminal having a foil contact being crimped to the foil to electrically connect the terminal to the foil, wherein the foil
contact includes an extrusion element extending therefrom, the extrusion element engaging the foil and extruding the foil
when the foil contact is crimped to the foil.